Author: Megan Fluke

Lessons Along Our Equity and Inclusion Journey
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Lessons Along Our Equity and Inclusion Journey

In 2019, I was invited to join the American Leadership Forum’s second diversity, inclusion, equity, and liberation affinity group. Our now tight-knit group of 10 nonprofit leaders has explored what racial equity means for us personally, for local nonprofits, and for the larger community. Each of us has been challenged to answer the question, “What...

Celebrating Our Growing Team On Employee Appreciation Day
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Celebrating Our Growing Team On Employee Appreciation Day

For Employee Appreciation Day I’d like to express how grateful I am for my colleagues at Green Foothills. These nine people are the core reason we create impact day after day on our mission to protect local open space, farmland, and natural resources. With shelter-in-place hit, they worked together to ensure we met the challenge...

Who Do You Think Should Be Our Next Nature’s Inspiration Honoree?
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Who Do You Think Should Be Our Next Nature’s Inspiration Honoree?

Every year at our annual fundraising and celebration, Nature’s Inspiration, Green Foothills honors someone who has made or is currently making a significant contribution toward protecting nature or connecting people with the outdoors and by doing so is supporting our mission and vision. Please consider nominating a prospective honoree for 2021 who you think deserves this recognition. Friday,...

People who give us hope: Darlene Tenes and the Farmworker Caravan
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People who give us hope: Darlene Tenes and the Farmworker Caravan

Darlene Tenes cares deeply about the community and she knows how to get things done. When she saw a social media post by Assemblymember Robert Rivas in April about a Farmworker Relief Drive in Watsonville, Tenes quickly mobilized her large network to bring critical donations to agricultural workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. In...

We Must Protect Community From Future Catastrophic Fires
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We Must Protect Community From Future Catastrophic Fires

Dear Green Foothills Community, Our hearts go out to those impacted by the massive CZU and SCU wildfires. Although the full extent of the impact is unknown, thousands of people had to flee their homes and too many do not have a home to go back to. Compounding stress is taking a toll on the...

Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!
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Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!

You are invited to join us on September 27 from 5:00-6:30pm for our virtual celebration of Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. In the spirit of our traditional celebration, enjoy: Musical performance from Grammy award-winning Ozomatli, Neil Young, and Indigenous vocalist Calina Lawrence Guest appearances by prominent local leaders including County Supervisor...

6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans
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6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans

Green Foothills has worked closely with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in recent years to protect the 6,400 acres of Juristac southwest of Gilroy from the threat of a sand and gravel mine. There is a stronger chance we will succeed in permanently protecting this wildlife corridor and sacred site because of this collaboration. Since...

People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers
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People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers

Youth Climate Strike was born out of an international school walk out of 1.4 million students on March 15, 2019. This movement – entirely led by high school students – is bringing awareness of the urgency of climate change and advocating for change at the national, state, and local level. With 90 young activists organizing...

Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree
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Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree

Our 17th annual fundraiser, Nature’s Inspiration, is going to be different this year and we are ready for a celebration that lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 27 we will be hosting an entirely new virtual version of Nature’s Inspiration that will capture the excitement and spirit of our traditional annual celebration while...

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